Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: JOSEPH
Pastor John Hagee - Watch Sunday Sermon: "Joseph: The Darkest Hour". A plan pursued with intelligent action will conquer your darkest hour and bring you into the palace of the King. In the worst of times you can have the best of things when the Prince of Peace is the Lord of your life. Champions are never chosen from the ranks of the unscarred. The thing that threatens to destroy you, God is using to deliver you!
John Hagee - Watch Sunday Sermon: "Joseph: The Seduction of the Pit" - (January-08-2023). Move beyond your heartache to joy unspeakable. When you find yourself in the pit, will you accept misery as your lot in life or rise above the tragedy to live in the palace? The pit is not your destiny. God wants you to live in the palace!
John Hagee - Watch Sunday Sermon: Joseph and Jesus. You can only conquer your past by focusing on your future. You must move beyond your heartache and bitterness to achieve the impossible dream. The ability of the shepherd determines the quality of life for his sheep. The things Joseph endured in his lifetime you will likely endure as well.
Daily Devotional (July-30-2022) LESSONS FROM JOSEPH
Scripture Reference: Genesis 41:14-16 - “Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it. And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.”
When Pharaoh sent for Joseph from the prison, it was Joseph’s big opportunity. What does this mean? Pharaoh was the most powerful man in the land, and any wise person would try to give a good impression. Remember he had been in a terrible situation and this was his moment to change the story. Your first impression before great personalities matters to God.
Pharaoh told Joseph he (Pharaoh) had heard of Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams. This was Joseph’s opportunity to sell himself some more, telling Pharaoh about his amazing track record. He now got the chance to start from the beginning on how he had been a blessing and how he is important.
Joseph did not sell himself. He did not mention all the dreams he had had since childhood and how many dreams he had interpreted accurately. He mentioned God. He pointed to God. He just preached in that little but big opportunity. He chose to announce God as his all, his source and his giver of good things.
Joseph told Pharaoh God would do it. He knew his gift came from God. He actually began his response with “It is not in me”. Unlike others, he did not act as if he activated the gift at will. Many would have immediately given one track record and mentioned names.
Joseph’s response showed what was in his heart. Your heart is always the centre focus of God for your promotion.
The words of Jesus Himself: “O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”(Matthew 12:34)
When you get opportunities to speak before great men and on big occasions, how do you speak? Does/would God show up in what you say? Maybe it just shows the state of your heart.
PRAYER - Thanks be to God that His wisdom is activated always in my spirit, teaching and educating me by the Holy Spirit. Jesus is my wisdom, my counsel and my direction. I'm not confused but I'm directed everyday of my life in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.